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Gain a FREE Level 3 qualification at The Manchester College

Explore our wide range of courses and apply today. 

Did you know that as part of the Greater Manchester and National Skills Funds, you could achieve a FREE Level 3 qualification with The Manchester College?

As the economy, both locally and nationally, recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, now is the perfect opportunity to launch your dream career and boost your earning potential.

Any eligible adult who has not previously achieved a first or second* full Level 3 qualification can access our range of free courses, allowing you to meet new people, develop new skills and improve your career prospects.

Examples of a Level 3 qualification include:

  • A or AS Level
  • T Level
  • Advanced apprenticeship
  • Access to Higher Education diploma
  • Level 3 awards, diplomas and certificates
  • Level 3 NVQ
  • Level 3 ESOL
  • International Baccalaureate diploma
  • Applied general
  • Music grades 6, 7 and 8.

*GMSF only.

Greater Manchester Skills Fund

The Greater Manchester Skills Fund supports tens of thousands of local residents every year to develop the skills they need for life and work, while also ensuring that employers and businesses can access the skilled workforce they need for Greater Manchester’s economy to grow and thrive.

To be eligible for Greater Manchester Skills Fund courses, you must be aged 19 or over and be applying for your first or second Level 3 qualification.

Click here to explore eligible Greater Manchester Skills Fund courses.

The National Skills Fund

The National Skills Fund has been launched to support adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects, and supports the immediate economic recovery by boosting the supply of skills that employers require.

The National Skills Fund is available to anyone aged 24 or over, and who is applying for their first Level 3 qualification.

The Manchester College are proud to be offering eligible courses in the following subject areas:

  • Automotive
  • Business and Professional
  • Childhood Studies
  • Computing and Digital
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Logistics
  • Teacher Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Aviation

For more information and to apply, visit our website today and hear what our adult learners have to say about life at The Manchester College. If you have any further questions, you can contact us on 03333 222 444 or